"Like poetry, fashion does not state anything. It merely suggests."-Karl Lagerfeld

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

I had a dream...

                         Last night I has a dream that I went to an audition to model for Vogue.
                                   Anna Wintour, the editor-in-cheif was running it.

For those of you that are not familiar with Anna Wintour, you may remember a movie that came out in 2006 starring Anne Hathaway and Meryl Streep. Based on 2003 best seller novel, The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisburger. It is rumored that the role of Miranda Priestly, played by Streep was based on Vogue editor-in-cheif, Anna Wintour who Weisburger was an assistant to at one time. Wintour is notorious for her icy demeanor, and demanding personality.

In my dream I am with my boyfriend and he tells me he's so proud of me for auditioning to model. I tell him I'm not here to model. I point at Wintour and say "I want to be her someday." Not knowing who she is I tell him that she is probably one of the most powerful women in the fashion industry.

The audition goes on and I know that she will have no interest in me as a model because of my size, but I don't care.

As she's calling out names for those who made it. I stand with a group of girls telling them she likes tall blonds with broad shoulders. We watch as the models she picks are all broad shouldered tall blonds. One pretty curvy girl asks why she didn't get picked and Anna says "You know why! Because of your size."

The girl looks crushed and I get into a full out verbal brawl with Wintour. I can tell that no one has spoken this way to her in years since she is usually the one with all the power. Since I have nothing to gain or loose from her I go from making fun of her page boy bob hair cut to telling her that her daughter will end up with an eating disorder and that she needs to use her power to help women love themselves more instead of hating themselves. I have stunned her into silence. As I'm about to walk away she give me her business card and tells me to meet her at her office in a week for an interview.

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